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    Has anyone found evidence of signage around camp or hanging from a tent indicating it was the Adjutant or some other staff?The reason I ask is that I am the new Adutant for a mainstream organization and I was directed to hang a sign. IMHO that would not be necessary if my tent is in the proper location with the rest of the staff and because my organization would know who I am.

    I realise that I am working with a mainstream group and that is an issue. However I'm trying to make my small portion of that world as accurate as possible. I also wish to find some evidence one way or the other to support my decision on signage.

    Thank you,

    Jim
    Jim Busby
    Walton Guards
    Co D 1st FL Inf Reg
    Co D 7th VT Inf Reg
    Co C 3rd US Inf
    www.waltonguards.org

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    Re: Camp Signage

    Here are some links to two pictures out of a few that show some signage. It appears to be more of a Static Winter camp where signs are appearing. obviously this is something that will take time to dig through but should help with the answer to your question.

    Here is a link for the LOC civil war collection:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/cwp/

    Adjutant and First Sergeants, 22d N. Y. S. M. near Harper's Ferry, Va.1861 (i.e.1862?)
    http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ppmsca/34100/34176v.jpg

    Group of Co. A 8th NYM Arlington VA June 1861,
    http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ppmsca/34500/34573v.jpg
    John Schut (Sgt USMC)
    10th Tn Co D, WI

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      Re: Camp Signage

      I have served as an Adjutant for mainstream battalions many times. I enjoy the work. Most of the time trying to get morning reports can be a challenge, especially on time. I have hung up a sign on my tent many times when there is a fixed camp (most often I just throw down some place and have no tent). In the end it doesn't help anything. I think once someone left something on a folding table in it for me. Problem is I am not just sitting there waiting for someone to come by. I am mobile and need to be. That said I am enjoying the original photos and back to the discussion on what they did.
      Respectfully,

      Jeremy Bevard
      Moderator
      Civil War Digital Digest
      Sally Port Mess

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      • #4
        Re: Camp Signage

        Thanks this helps.

        Jim
        Jim Busby
        Walton Guards
        Co D 1st FL Inf Reg
        Co D 7th VT Inf Reg
        Co C 3rd US Inf
        www.waltonguards.org

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